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Ethnic group versus religious group

  1. 1. Describe the diverse cultures ofDescribe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southwestthe people who live in Southwest Asia (Middle East)Asia (Middle East) Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group. SS7G8
  2. 2. Ethnic Group versus Religious GroupEthnic Group versus Religious Group Ethnic group- a group of people who share cultural ideas and beliefs that have been a part of their community for generations. Things in common: Language, religion, shared history, types of foods, and a set of traditional stories, beliefs, or celebrations Middle East example: Kurds who live in the mountain regions of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They speak Kurdish, most are Muslim.
  3. 3. Ethnic Group versus Religious GroupEthnic Group versus Religious Group Religious group- people who share a belief system in a god or gods, with a specific set of rituals and literature. Middle East examples- Christians, Jews, and Muslims Religion = Religious group Judaism= Jews Christianity = Christians Islam = Muslims
  4. 4. Pop QuizPop Quiz 1. Which do Kurds share as part of their ethnic group? a. The Kurdish language b. They live in the same country c. Self-rule in the land of Kurdistan d. The ability to move freely to other countries
  5. 5. Pop QuizPop Quiz 2. Which are the three main religious groups of Southwest Asia? a. Hinduism, Islam, Judaism b.Christianity, Islam, Judaism c. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam d.Christianity, Islam, Shamanism
  6. 6. Explain the diversity of religions with theExplain the diversity of religions with the Arabs, Persians, and KurdsArabs, Persians, and Kurds Arabs- believe themselves to be descendents of Abraham, majority of people who live in the region are Arabs, and most practice the Islam religion and are called Muslims. Muslims are divided into Shia and Sunni sections. 85% of percent of the world belong to Sunni Muslim Persians- live in Iran, derived from Central Europe and Southern Russia.
  7. 7. Explain the diversity of religions withExplain the diversity of religions with the Arabs, Persians, and Kurdsthe Arabs, Persians, and Kurds Iran used to be called Persia before WW1 Persians speak a language called Farsi, and most practice Islam or Shia Muslim. Kurds- ethnic group found mostly in Syria, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. They speak their own language, Kurdish. One hope of the Kurds is to have their own country one day, called Kurdistan. They are mostly Sunni Muslim (Islam)
  8. 8. Pop QuizPop Quiz 3. Which ethnic group is most numerous in Southwest Asia? a. Jews b.Kurds c. Arabs d.Persians
  9. 9. Pop QuizPop Quiz 4. What modern country is the home to those who call themselves Persians? a. Iran b.Iraq c. Israel d.Syria
  10. 10. Pop QuizPop Quiz 5. What is the religion of most Persians? a. Christianity b.Judaism c. Shia Muslim d.Sunni Muslim
  11. 11. Pop QuizPop Quiz 6. What is the religion of most of the Arabs in Southwest Asia? a. Christianity b.Judaism c. Shia Muslim d.Sunni Muslim
  12. 12. Pop QuizPop Quiz 7. What is the religion of most of the Kurds? a. Catholicism b.Christianity c. Shia Muslim d.Sunni Muslim

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